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Meet the BatteryBox – The Battery for Both Your MacBook and Your iOS Device

- Jul 24, 2015<p>We here at MacTrast have been lucky enough to get our hands on a great accessory that is made for users who use both iOS devices, and …

MacBook Air

The Sneakers Every Street Style Star Is About to Wear

It's no secret that we (and just about every It girl) have an affinity for the rubber sole right now. Sneakers just have that way of making anything …

Street Style

How to Spot a Fake Luxury Watch

Remember, always keep a receipt.<p>At the price bracket of Rolexes, Omegas and Tag Heuers, buying a luxury watch is more so an investment; a belief in gradual appreciation, than any sort of fashion statement. Given these heightened stakes then, it’s a bit daunting to think that these future assets …

Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers - Gluten-Free Dinner or Appetizer Recipe

Gluten-Free Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers are a crunchy, sticky, and irresistible gluten-free appetizer, dinner, or recipe for any occasion. Absolutely …

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

The 44 best restaurants in America

We combined five noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with a definitive ranking of the best restaurants in the country.<p>We gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on how many lists the restaurant appeared on and how high it appeared on lists that were …

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10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

Gran Paradiso, Italy<p>It may be one of the oldest protected areas in the Alps, but the wild lakes and mountains of Gran Paradiso national park often get overlooked by tourists, who are more likely to visit northern Italy’s more popular destinations: the lakes of Como, Maggiore and Garda. In the …

Hiking

Leap luxury buses start rolling in San Francisco

Leap says that its buses are specifically aimed at making the commute from home to office a stress-free and comfortable one. Its first route …

The Top 10 Wealthiest Video Game Billionaires In The World

FORBES’ latest cover story, for the FORBES Billionaires issue, is on Markus Persson, aka “Notch,” the creator of <i>Minecraft</i>, which was sold to Microsoft for a whopping $2.5 billion last year.<p>This propelled Persson to the FORBES Billionaire list, where he’s valued at $1.3 billion.<p>(For some …

Call of Duty

Fake Snow, Real Money: The High-Tech Fight to Save California Skiing

Most skiers at Heavenly in Lake Tahoe never even notice the snowmaking pump house, which is just a shed next to the day lodge at the base of the …

What the hell is tropical house?

It might feel like longer, but electronic dance music (EDM) has dominated the popular musical landscape for the last two years. Calvin Harris, …

House Music

Rent The Runway, For Ski Gear

For when you don’t want to haul or buy ski gear on your next trip.<p>Author:<p>Yahoo Travel<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Back in 2012, Julian Flores’ …

Meet the 22-Year-Old Who Is Set to Launch the World's First Thermochromic Watch

What began as a thesis on the marketing of a new watch brand has quickly grown into a healthy startup, with a steady following spread across Italy, the Middle East and South America. Dario Spallone is the Management graduate of Milan’s Bocconi University who founded his D1 watch brand two years …

Fashion Week

Travis Porter Are the Underappreciated Kings of Atlanta Party Rap

They invented the sound of today's Atlanta, but people still want to know who Travis Porter is.<p><i>Photos courtesy of Travis Porter</i><p>Midway through my recent afternoon chat with Quez and Strap, two members of the influential Atlanta party rap trio Travis Porter, they pause for an aside about the question …

How Shake Shack Is Rewriting the Rules of Fast Food

Sure, you'll take a Shake Shack burger and crinkle-cut fries over McDonald's any day. But can the Shack still feel special when there are hundreds of them?<p><b>Shake Shack</b> founder and powerhouse restaurateur <b>Danny Meyer</b> has spent a lot of effort making sure his customers can get the same level of food, …

Amazon Challenger Jet.com Raises $140 Million Ahead Of Launch

Jet.com has yet to sell anything, but has already raised hundreds of millions on the idea that its CEO and founder Marc Lore can reinvent retail once again.<p>On Wednesday, the Montclair, N.J.-based e-commerce startup announced it had obtained $140 million in a round led by Bain Capital. The news was …

Venture Capital

'Dying Light' is a bright spark in the wasteland of zombie games

I’ve been in a torrid love affair with zombie games since I first played <i>Resident Evil</i> in 1996. Over the years there’s been a gradual build-up of …

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Food

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The (Awesome) Life Of A Ski Photographer

Photographing backcountry skiing isn't the easiest of jobs — mess up the shot, and you've got a lot of hiking to do again (not to mention the wasted …

Skiing

Great Food + America's Most Popular Ski Resort Equals 25th Taste of Vail Festival

<i>Photo: Courtesy of Taste of Vail</i><p>More skiers visit Colorado’s Vail than any other U.S. resort – and if they visit in April, they certainly won’t go hungry. Or thirsty.<p>At the tail end of each ski season, Vail hosts its signature food and wine festival, Taste of Vail. The weekend is always a lot of …

A Broke Person's Guide To Fun

The age-old question “What do you want to do?” has plagued humanity since the dawn of civilized social interactions. When a small budget is involved, this question becomes even more daunting.<p>It can be challenging to find a fun excursion without literally paying for it. We’ve teamed up with the 100% …

15 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work | Inc.com

There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways increase your output--either put in more hours or work smarter. I don't know about you, but I prefer the latter.<p>Being more productive at work isn't rocket science, but it does require being more …

The Secret Behind Making Your Day Job Work for Your Startup | Inc.com

Most aspiring entrepreneurs face a dilemma. They want to start a new business but they don't want to give up their jobs--and the security of their paychecks--until they absolutely have to. On the other hand, launching a successful company is consuming enough without combining it with full-time …

Intellectual Property

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

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Design

World's Most Romantic Hotels (PHOTOS)

A good hotel, much like a good relationship, has that perfect alchemy of comfort and excitement, intrigue and indulgence. The trick is in finding your match.<p>Fancy a heart-pounding hike followed by a hot mud bath? California's Calistoga Ranch may be your hotel soul mate. If frozen margaritas in a …